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Celebrating Dental Assistants!
By Kimberly Bland, President, American Dental Assistants Association
March 2015 is a very special month for the dental assisting profession. Not only is Dental Assistants Recognition Week is being observed March 1-7 … March 17 is the official 90th birthday of the American Dental Assistants Association! It was on that date in 1925 that the ADAA was officially incorporated in the state of Illinois. Looking back at the history of dental assisting, it is truly astonishing to review the transitions that occurred within the profession as well as note the accomplishments some of its pioneers.

The profession of dental assisting dates back to 1885 when Dr. C. Edmund Kells of New Orleans began utilizing his wife as an assistant in his dental practice. Kells was a pioneer in many aspects of the dental profession. He was the first person to expose a dental radiograph in the United States and was known for many inventions and publications that, to this day, serve to benefit the practice of dentistry.
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5 ways to celebrate dental assistants during Dental Assistants Recognition Week
Dental Practice Management
The first full week of March is also a very important week for some very important members of your dental practice. March 1-7 has been designated by the American Dental Association (ADA), American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), and other dental groups as Dental Assistants Recognition Week. It's a great time to recognize dental assistants for the work they do every day in the practice. To help you plan a way to celebrate these individuals and the key role they play in your dental practice's success, here are five of those ideas that will help you celebrate the dental assistants in your practice.
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Using predeterminations to your advantage in your dental practice
DentistryIQ
Amanda Weber, MHA, business manager of Oyler Dentistry in Zionsville, Indiana, writes: "I'm guessing that many dental insurance coordinators do not think to predetermine everything. Yes, I mean everything. In my experience, predetermining everything combats denials and helps increase treatment plan acceptance. For example, authorizations have helped our office encourage patients to change their silver fillings to resin. It put the costs associated with treatment back on the insurance company."
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Study: Children whose parents have a positive attitude less likely to have cavities
Fox News
While the first visit to the dentist can be scary for any child, a new study found that children with parents who displayed less supportive behavior were more likely to have cavities than those with supportive parents who have positive behavior. The first visit to the dentist can be scary for a child, especially if they have cavities, but a new study found that children of supportive parents had positive behavior and were less likely to have cavities, compared to children of parents with negative behavior.
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Romancing the Phone: An Effective and Fun Way to Deal with the Price Question
The Progressive Dentist Magazine
Before being hailed as the "million dollar customer service genius" by dental industry insiders, I got mt humble beginnings as a retail sales representative, working for various large volume luxury companies, like Bloomingdale's Kate Spade and others, writes Heather Nottingham, vice president of training for All-Star Dental Academy.
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HR hot topics: Tattoos and piercings in the dental practice
Dental Practice Management
Can you name the 12 different types of popular ear piercings? Yes, you read that correctly, there are indeed 12 different ways to pierce an ear. Here's the bigger question: How many are acceptable under your appearance policy?
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The new CMS 1500 claim and how to avoid common stumbling blocks
DentistryIQ
Dental offices are being forced to submit claims to medical insurance more often. It seems like dental insurance carriers are requiring claims be submitted to medical carriers before the dental plans will even process the claims. I've heard from many offices that they've sent claims to medical carriers and received no response, or that the process takes forever, writes Terri Bradley, a speaker, consultant, and medical coding expert.
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75 percent of parents miss key milestone of bringing children to dentist by age 1
Dental Products Report
A new survey from Western University of Health Sciences' College of Dental Medicine found parents in the general population bring their children to the dentist for the first time at the average age of 2.5, while parents who fall under the U.S. poverty threshold bring their children to the dentist for the first time at approximately 3.5 years old.
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Rare gum disease among African-American children is focus of Rutgers study
Health Canal
Local aggressive periodontitis affects two percent of African-American adolescents. Oral biologist Daniel H. Fine and his team at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine have tracked more than 2,500 Newark, New Jersey, children since 2007 to chart the progression of a rare form of gum disease that afflicts African-American adolescents.
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New Futuredontics' report examines the changing role of dental office managers
Futuredontics via DentistryIQ
When you want the straight story on how the business side of dentistry is changing, you ask the people who work on the frontlines every day – dental practice office managers. We've done just that. Futuredontics followed up our 2013 survey of practice management professionals with an all-new study that gave office managers the opportunity to share valuable, personal insights on what it takes to run a successful practice. The results have been compiled in an exclusive free report entitled, "The Changing Role of the Dental Office Manager."
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